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, rising water raising fear of more damage after sandy. >> across the area, roads are still under water. th thousands of people still in the dark. neighborhoods still picking up the pieces. >> devastation over much of the east coast. homes have been ripped from their foundations. >> sandy was a historic storm. the death toll risen to 46 now in the u.s. tonight, more than 8 million are without power. the jersey shore and new york city among the hardest hit. >> we begin, though, to tell us where sandy is, doug? >> sandy is still right on top of us. this storm is not going anywhere soon. the good news, here, though, is sandy has weakened dramatically. so we are no longer seeing those fierce winds anywhere across the northeast. that is some very, very good news. we will continue to watch this storm as it's continuing to make its way very slowly toward the north and east. last night, moving at 38 miles an hour as it slammed into the coast. now, it is moving at just a few miles an hour and it is just sitting and it is just spinning. cold air on the backside. warm air on the south side, along the
. >> good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. it is monday, october 29th, 2012. we're tracking hurricane sandy. all major public school systems in d.c., maryland, and virginia are closed this morning. the same goes for most private schools right now. the federal government also cled. all nonessential employees should stay at home. most major local governments also closed in maryland and virginia along with the d.c. government, and metro shut down all rail services, all bus services for the first time since 2003. marc, vre also closed today. and amtrak says its northeast corridor is shut down. a complete list for you at the bottom of your screen and at nbcwashington.com. >> let's che in with storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein right now. as you take a look outside at reagan national airport, almost all of the flights here at the local airports at reagan national, dulles, and bwi are cancelled. be sure to check your airline as you head out the door. >> breedsy and light rain already falling and getting heavier across parts of our immediate area right now. some of the places that are more to t
millions of people grapple today with the impact of superstorm sandy. the extent of the damage still not known. on this day after. >> the death count is now at 38. with the potential to climb. the storm's punishing winds and rain knocked out power to more than 8 million people in 20 states. in new jersey, water flowing over a levee led to the evacuation of hundreds of people. and new york, the city tt never sleeps is just now waking up after a night and day in the dark. >> new york's mayor referred to the storm as devastating. though the worst has passed now, we're still feeling some of the impact. this wall of clouds, shot by chopper 4 over rockville today. >> veronica johnson is in our weather center with the very latest. >> sandy has weakened but it is not quite done with us yet. we're seeing creeks, streams, rivers, all rise. coming up in a couple moments, we'll talk about the specifics of which ones, where, and how cold it will get tonight. >> in new york, flooding surpassed what forecasters predicted in a worst-case scenario. jay gray is live with a look at the damage thr
us tonight at 10:00. here's brian now with the news edge at 11:00. >>> super storm sandy spreads misery up and down the east coast as new york residents try to pump out the flames, put them out and pump out the water. some of the heaviest damage is in new jersey where huge portions of the jersey shore boardwalk are gone replaced by water, sand and debris. here at home flooding the main concern, high tide. [ audio difficulties ] >> reporter: the air familiar with flooding tonight was no exception. about a block -- the area familiar with flooding tonight was no exception. about a block behind me is where the potomac spilled over the edge. [ audio difficulty ] [ audio difficulty ] >> stopping by since it happened to take pictures. >> he got up at 3:30 and started doing dessert. i said maybe we should start doing dinner early. that way if the power goes out at 6:00, we could eat by candlelight. 4:00 the tree comes through my house. >> it was a tree we went expect to fall on your house. we were thinking we had some trees in the back because they were older and more brig that they wou
are still reeling from superstorm sandy. here is the latest information that we have. in our region, nearly 19,000 customers are still without power. in fact, bowie high school is closing because there is no power there. bge says 1,475 customers are without power. pepco has 1,518. virginia dominion says over 15,000 customers are without power. nationwide damage estimates from the storm could reach $20 billion. and at least 50 people were killed. today early voting resumes in washington, d.c. and also in maryland. and president obama will be landing in new jersey to survey the damage there. >>> it appears that one coastal, new jersey town cannot seem to catch a break. crews had a hard time fighting a series of natural gas fires because of flood waters and debris that superstorm sandy left behind. this is the very same area that caught fire two days ago and destroyed 14 homes. no injuries have been reported, however. we will have more on relief efforts in new jersey in just one minute. >>> here at home, emergency officials have their eye on the potomac right now, even though we did not get th
weather center. >> the one positive of sandy is t is coming ashore so rapidly, increasing speed, it is ashore not quite at the time of high tide. it looked like that would be the time it would be coming ashore. about the shore now. let me show you the regional doppler. this is how else looks right now. raining here,is equally snowing at the same rate. in the mountains of west virginia, those are the areas that are under a blizzard warning. the the centeree of sandy coming near oceant now city, new jersey. the track will take it across delaware bay. , the reinss around new york city, even into island, have not been as as they had been up through our area. can see these winds continue from the northwest. that is tending to drive the water out. we have had wind gusts up to 52 in the last hour. iran to atlantic city, the is bottoming. -- around advantage city, the is bottoming and will to our north.ve perhaps another two or 3 inches of rain. the total rainfall around the will be 5-6rea inches. 8:00 to midnight or 1:00 in the morning will be the time were we have to watch for more da
picture. take a look at this. it shows the strength of sandy. this is water gushing into a commuter train station in hoboken, new jersey. in the day ahead, we expect to get a better look at all the damage along the eastern seaboard. good morning, washington. it's tuesday, october 30. i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. many closings in our area. we are scrolling those across your screen. now to jacqui jeras for the latest on sandy. >> good morning. it made landfall yesterday evening and is weakening as it makes its way on shore. plenty of impact from the storm including for us, especially this morning. let's look at the weather headlines for today. the worst is over, but the rainfall will continue at least through midday today. the wind is still gusting at 30 miles or 40 miles an hour. that will gradually diminish today. in addition to everything we got yesterday, flooding could be expected. that will last likely several days. here's the latest satellite and radar image showing the center of sandy now over central pennsylvania. our rain continues coming down. that will be heavy at
and stick around because of sandy. it is cold out there, the remnants keeping ask overcast today. temperatures are cooler. the cooler temperature trend is expected for today and tomorrow at much of the 7 day forecast. our other concern is that river flooding continues. the latest forecast for the reverse getting back down probably will not be four days. checking out super doppler picking up a couple sprinkles out there. call pepper and hagerstown -- send me a tweet and let me know if some cool air or even snow is mixing in. it is chilly here in the district. reagan national, 43 degrees. we will stay in the low 50's and cloudy through much of the day. more with your seven-day forecast coming up in a bit. >> thanks so much. starting with the latest headlines in the aftermath of sandy. president obama is heading to new jersey to review storm damage. >> new jersey governor chris christie -- he says he will talk to the president about getting the army corps of engineers to determine how to better protect the beaches. in new york, the stock exchange will reopen after being shut down fo
>>> we are keeping a close eye on sandy. right now the storm is blamed for at least 16 deaths, including one in anne arundel county and one in montgomery county. more than 6 million homes and businesses up and down the east coast are in the dark. nyu's tisch hospital was evacuated last night. they started with the sickest and the youngest, including those in the neonatal care unit. a 15-foot surge of sea water flooded manhattan. coastal communities are also reporting severe flooding this morning. sandy is also being blamed for a burst of snow in west virginia. >>> right now thousands of people in our area are in the dark because of sandy. most of the power outages are in northern virginia. dominion virginia power reporting more than 119,000 customers without electricity right now. pepco is trying to restore power to more than 30,000 homes and businesses in our area. bge says 3,200 area customers don't have electricity, and smeco is reporting 30,000 customers in the dark. >> the federal government is closed today for all nonessential personnel. metro rail and bus service is als
sandy but first meteorologist topper shutt in the weather center. >> i could have been in many ways, we were lucky. of course some folks would argue with that. but i think across the board, we were pretty lucky. let's start with the radar picture and still under the influence in you will of the circulation of quote sandy unquote. we still have showers around the metro area and it's kind of weird with the southwest wind we have temperatures in the upper 30s and low 40s. so it feels like march outside and notice the showers go all the way back to -- chicago. this is still a pretty big storm. we'll zo in a little bit. some showers around the beltway and some snow you mp the divide into garrett county. this is pretty good snow going on too. pictures coming up in about a 15 minutes or so -- 15 minutes or so. mixture of snow and rain in cumberland and a cold rain winchester northward. the historical perspective of sandy. largest hurricane by diameter. 945 miles in diameter. igor was 920 and olga back in 1921 with 965 miles. for better perspective we'll move the hurricane on land okay and
plant in new jersey. just one of many major problems caused by sandy. >>> and snow and a lot of it. good morning and welcome to "news 4 today." i'm eun yang. >> and good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. it is tuesday, october 30th, 2012. right now sandy being blamed for at least 16th deaths, including one in anne arundel county and one in montgomery county. almost 200,000 customers in our area in the dark because of sandy. federal government closed again today for all nonessential personnel. metro rail and bus service suspended at least until sometime this afternoon. metro will reassess the situation this morning. most schools in our area also closed this morning as well. a complete list at the bottom of your screen right now and online. nbcwashington.com. >>> let's take a live look outside at 6:00 a.m. you can see it's still raining. winds have died down. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein says sandy is not quite done with us just yet. people are going to be dlaening up from the damage left behind. debris all over the roads, downed trees, and significant power outages throughout
heard what sounded like a car crash. happened at 4:30 monday when sandy was picking up steam. a mother and father inside their in prince william county. >> it is devastating. r,en this book to topple ove splitting the home in half. tenantsateful his young are ok. i am grateful that nobody got h is miraculous in itself. of storms the sound across northern virginia .wo days after sandy even in arlington national powerful wind down old trees with ease, but the county government private companies responded swiftly and nonstop. it is good business for us. >> an enormous oak tree fell on in newrnes' home jersey. yes, but not when he looks north to new york. else, ired to everybody k we are lucky. >> in arlington county, 24 by trees,re blocked doing damage to cars.and in fairfax county, 60 homes were trees. by after i read last year -- after last year, people are familiar with how to deal with evens like these. thank you. crews in frederick county have two water rescues because of flooding. leftsay two men were to a tree yesterday after they decided to take an raft down the river. they also h
left behind by sandy. right now that storm to blame for at least 50 deaths just here in the u.s. more than 8.5 million homes and businesses from maine all the way to the carolinas still in the dark. widespread outages in lower han at an. sandy shaping up to be one of the costliest natural disasters on record in the u.s. as well. so far it's estimated to cost between $20 billion and $50 billion in damage. >>> thousands of area residents are slowly getting their power back, but thousands more are still in the dark. dominion virginia is working to restore electricity to more than 20,000 customers in northern virginia. novec has more than 3,300 homes and businesses in the dark. 1,500 pepco customers have no electricity. and more than 24,000 local bge homes and businesses are without power, most of them in anne arundel county. >>> a lot of you heading back to work and school today. the federal government and local jurisdictions will be open this morning as well as most schools in our area. however, in virginia manassas park schools are closed and two-hour delays in fauquier, frederick, and
by the super storm known as sandy. welcome to 9 news at 7:00. i' derek mcginty. >> the death toll in the united states now at least 40. many of those victims killed by falling trees. more than 8 million people are without power up and down the east coast. experts say sandy could end up costing $20 billion in damage with billions more expected in lost business. metro is running on a limited schedule tonight. full service resumes tomorrow. d.c. area airports are back up and running, but make sure to check with the individual airline before leaving, and the federal government, most local governments and schools say they will open at the regular time tomorrow. think of old town alexandria or georgetown when we talk about the storm surge and the flooding. in fact we have a crew watching high tide in old town right now. >> they are also playing very close attention to the river up in frederick. that's where our ryan dean is live monitoring the flooding there. ryan? >> reporter: good evening to you. actually a trail that goes down to the river, this trail has been cut off because the ri
>>> sandy's impact. trees and wires mangled roads impassable. more than 100,000 people without power in our area alone. >> meanwhile, the most extensive damage is in the big apple. the biggest city left under water. >> welcome. i'm barbara harrison. i'm keith russell. montgomery county schools announced they will be open on time tomorrow. once again, montgomery county schools will be open for business tomorrow. >> right now, we are going to lieutenant governor of maryland who is speaking right now. there's a press conference under way for the state of maryland. take a listen. >> hats off to everyone with mention to the work being done by the national guard as well as the maryland state police. >> governor, thank you. let me update you on a couple situations. we are experiencing -- the things we are looking for right now as this storm moves off and up into the susquehanna, the flooding issues will be with us for quite a few days. we are monitoring the flow. as you know, from these events, that will be a concern of ours for several days. there is some flooding of rivers we are an
the events ahead of sandy. president obama will campaign alongside president clinton and dave matthews. the president is back on the campaign trail today. he's on his way to wisconsin as we speak. he'll visit nevada and colorado today. the president took a three-daybreak from campaigning to oversee the government's response to hurricane sandy. part of the presentation will focus on the effort to provide relief of those affected by the massive storm. >> the death toll is climbing four days after sandy made land fall. the storm claimed 75 lives. more than 4.5 million homes and businesses were without power along the east coast. most in the new york area and that area around new york city. president obama saw the damage on the jersey shore. during the tour, the president pledged support along the long haul. >> sandy brought flooding and now it's causing gridlock. this is the long back up of cars trying to get into the city this morning. drivers had to go through a police check point and prove they had three people in the car. it was encouraged to encourage car pooling. >>> closer to home,
thanks for joining us. >>> states of emergency. the entire northeast braces for sandy as that monster storm moves closer to the coast. good morning, everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to this special edition of "news 4 today." it is monday, october 29th, 2012. we're can ttracking hurricane s as it moves closer to the east coast. basically, everything between here and connecticut is shut down. >> everything is closed down. that includes the federal government. nonessential employees, stay home today. schools closed in maryland, virginia, as well as d.c. metro trains and buses are shut down for the first time since 2003. marc, vre, also all closed today. and amtrak service in the northeast corridor shut down today as well. >> most of the students in our area are also getting the day off today. all major public school systems in d.c., maryland, and virginia are closed this morning as well as all private schools in the area. you can find a complete list of school and business closings running at the bottom of your screen as well as online at nbcwas
and look at super storm sandy. while she's weakened and the winds have died down, the footprint of the storm is still great. most of the northeast right now, all the northeast, being influenced somehow by sandy and just to give you an idea, the wind gusts have calmed down quite a bit. as a matter of fact, in terms of gusts, we're not really even seeing any here. you go out towards the shore and it has calmed down quite a bit. so now we just deal with the aftermath to clean up and what not from this and it does look like halloween for our kids in the area has not been canceled. >> i know a lot of kids with a lot of costumes and a lot of candy getting ready. >> it's going to be a little chilly, but it's a go. >> we can add layers. that's good news. >>> let's talk about some of the bad news now caused by sandy. power companies all over the region are working overtime right now to restore electricity. dominion virginia has about 60,000 customers without power in northern virginia. pepco has about 7,000 customers. bge is reporting more than 64,000 in montgomery, prince george's, calv
super storm sandy. >> a small percentage of them in the area. pepco, literally a couple dozen. they hope to get everybody back online tonight. b.g.e. about 6300 outages in maryland this morning. >> we are seeing small signs of progress in new york and new jersey but still so much work ahead. >> the nation's largest public transit system will begin rolling again this morning, but with limited service. some tunnels and stations remain flood and power is still out in much of downtown. but the lights began to turn back on in some areas near wall street. still, subways won't run yet through the city's financial district. mayor bloomberg announced only vehicles with three or more occupants will be allowed to enter manhattan between 6:00 a.m. and midnight. snuge struggling to recover. -- new jersey is struggling to recover. they are working to clear streets clogged by sand and debris. gas leaks and the aparent shortage of gas crews to help shut down ruptured lines. >> where are all of these gas trucks? why can't we get gas trucks down the b
welcome you to our special half-hour storm watch coverage. as damaging as sandy has been to our region, conditions are a lot worse in the new york city metropolitan area. many remain in the dark on top of the flood related problems in manhattan, long island and other communities as well. >> crissy is live in new york with the latest on the cleanup and relief efforts -- chris is live in new york with the latest on the cleanup and relief efforts. >> good evening. folks in new york city are coming out from hunkering down yesterday and last night in their homes and hotels. they are waking up to some very interesting pictures. one of those is right behind me. this building lost its entire facade in the windall in all, across the eastern seaboard about 8 million people were without power today. that number is not to about 6.5 million. nonetheless, recovery efforts are just getting underway. >> all of a sudden, the east river creeping block by block. >> reliving the for a super storm sandy. with debris, came a sobering dose of reality. holmes unrecognizable, roads impassable, -- homes unrecog
as millions along the east coast brace for impact. sandy could bring nearly a foot of rain, high winds and snow. >> also that monster storm is already having a major impact on the campaign trail. both sides have canceled weekend event in virginia beach. >> tonight, all eyes are on sandy. the storm could be one for the record books and we have it covered. >> erica gonzalez has evacuations along the beaches. the local storm preparations but first, chief meteorologist with the latest. >> we look at the latest track right now, what is th is going to show you, this storm still a hurricane with winds of 75 miles an hour to the north at about 7 miles per hour. the pressure is down just a ttle bit. and it is going to continue on that northerly track. as it does that, it will then shift out to sea, as we have been talking about, becoming a tropical storm. back it hurricane potentially and notice the latest shift here and it has come from the philadelphia region up toward the north in the corner of uncertainty now. still has our region in it but it is closer to our region. we are watching very c
. >>> thousands of people heading back to work for the first time since sandy. the president touring some of the hardest hit areas including the jersey shore. that storm blamed for at least 50 deaths. one in anne arundel county, two in virginia as well. sandy shaping up to be one of the costliest natural disasters in american history. it's estimated to cost between $20 billion and $50 billion in damage. >>> plus students heading back to school. power outages keeping some closed. in fairfax county, langley high school, sleepy hollow all closed. jefferson elementary in d.c. will not have school today. barcroft elementary in arlington is closed. in howard county, bowman bridge elementary is closed because of power outages there. 17 schools in anne arundel county are also closed. as for other closings and delays in virginia, manassas park city schools are closed, and two-hour delays in culpeper, frederick, fauquier, and shenandoah county with buses using snow emergency routes. frederick county schools are on a two-hour delay. >> and then there's the power question. right now utility companies
and will bring update >> at this hour, our area is getting back to normal after sandy. today, the federal government is reopened. most students in the area are back to class. the numbers onandy's destruction remain staggering. the storm is to blame for 55 deaths nationwide. power outages stand at 55 homes and businesses down from 8.5 million. sandy is shaping up to be one of the costliest disasters in the u.s. it's estimated to cost between $20 billion and $50 billion in damage. >>> the worst may not be over for some flood prone neighborhoods in the area. the river has gone down somewhat. news 4s melissa mollet is live. what is it looking like out there now? >> reporter: good morning, barbara. high tide came and went at 10:06. take a look at this, completely dry here. we have a couple patches of water. nothing like what we were dealing with yesterday. let's take a look at that. 24 hours ago, you can see what a big difference it is. yesterday, i was standing in six or seven inches of water. today, standing on the ground, this road technically opened, but not much traffic. still, restaurant
been without power. >> the entire house shook. >> the day after sandy. the clean-up is underway across the d.c. area. homes and businesses damaged by falling trees. >> i measured some screaming and that's when i moved into the -- heard some screaming and that's when i moved into the hallway to try to find my kid and family. >> new york and new jersey are reeling. >> the level of devastation at the jersey shore is unthinkable. >> tonight fox 5 is covering sandy's aftermath from every angle. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm brian bolter. >> i'm shawn yancy. here are some of the latest headlines now from sandy's aftermath. officials estimate the super storm killed at least 50 people, 8.2 million people without power in states as far as michigan. >> now tonight flooding fears along the potomac river. let's begin the coverage with fox 5's will thomas in alexandria. >> reporter: as you know, we are often here in old town alexandria during our storm coverage at the water he is edge at the end of king street. that's where we are right now. we've been pushed back a bit because indeed there h
at the waves, folks. this is just the beginning of what sandy will look like on the east coast. schools are cancelled, and rehoboth regional school districts will bring you much more. live coverage from rehoboth beach. i'm erica gonzalez for "news 4 today." back to you guys in the studio. >> let's check in with meteorologist tom kierein, who is checking the track of the storm and when it's going to arrive in our area. >>> right now where erica was, they've had wind gusts of 40 to 45 miles an hour and bands of rain coming in. this is sandy. it is beginning to turn north and later today will take a sharp left and turn inland. it is going to take that westerly turn in the afternoon hours, maintain a category 1 strength until right before landfall. the latest track for sandy and the landfall times does look like it's coming ashore. they've narrowed this. this just came in. this is the very latest track from central new jersey down to ocean city. we are still going to see perhaps the landfall of the center of circulation moving inland. it will move inland as a tropical flow, but still very h
>>> it's being called the perfect storm. sandy just named a tropical storm ontrack to collide with the winter weather system. >>> new forecast models just coming in. what it means forour area. all ahead on news 4 today. good morning everyone. i'm angie goff. >> i'm richard jordan. it is saturday, october 27, 2012. we have states of emergency issued in d.c., maryland, and virginia. >> with the storm approaching on the weekend that means a mad rush on supplies. brace yourself for long lines and empty shelves at grocery stores. >> you'll be hard pressed to find power generators. some hardware stores have already sold out. power loss could be a big deal with this storm. >> let's find out the latest on the storm's track with meteorologist chuck bell. it's been downgraded a little bit. that doesn't mean we're in the clear. >> don't be fooled by the fact it is no longer a hurricane and moving down to tropical storm. that has absolutely nothing to do with how big of an impact that storm is going to have on us. we all knew all along it would not be a tropical system by the time it got
in some stations. >> we're getting a new look at the devastation of sandy up and down the jersey shore. this is the seaside heights community, where hundreds of homes have been docked off their foundations. sandy completely covered streets and surrounding neighborhoods and the famous board walk now torn and sitting in the ocean. this is one example of the destruction that plays out for hundreds of miles along the jersey shoreline. >> and further north, we're getting a look at another historic board walk community that's been devastated. jim? >> reporter: the mayor of kingsburg was so grateful to have us arrive today. there is so much devastation along the jersey coast that news crews cannot be everywhere. so if wnbc, we are helping out our sister station, they said let's go to kingsburg. when we got here, we saw a community still in crisis. they are saying we've been crying out for some aid from the federal government to rebuild the berms and it just hasn't happened and the berms gave way monday night and the water cascaded right down this street called beachway and went for about a mi
. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> super storm sandy moves in and leaves widespread damage and millions in the dark this morning. >>> and breaking news. as if storm damage wasn't enough, look at this. new york city firefighters battling a massive fire, new overnight. good morning, everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this tuesday, october 30th, 2012. >> we are keeping a close eye on sandy. right now the storm being blamed for at least 16 deaths, including one in anne arundel county and one in montgomery county, maryland. more than 6 million homes and businesses in the dark. nyu's tisch hospital evacuated last night because of a power outage. doctors and nurses started with the sickest and the youngest, loading them into ambulances. that includes 20 babies in the neonatal intensive care unit. some on respirators operating under battery power. and if the power outages weren't enough, a 13-foot wave of sea water flooded manhattan. coastal communities reporting severe flooding. and sandy being blamed for this burst
our next episode. >> next on 9 news, sandy continues to strengthen. a devastating storm is on the way in terms of both wind and flooding. eping hair smooth shiny and free from flyaways. new dove style + care frizz free cream serum. better style through better care. and i've got to pick someone. [ thinking ] okay, you just ordered a crispy mcchicken and a fresh-brewed sweet tea for only a buck each off mcdonald's dollar menu, so you're smart. nah, i got nothing. ♪ >> tonight, the washington area braces for one of the most fiercest storms ever. it's unprecedent. a hurricane storm on a collision course with two other powerful systems bringing heavy rain, strong winds and large waves and it's only going to get worse. good evening. i'm anita brikman. >> and i'm derek mcginty. >> we have breaking news to talk about. every available police officer in prince george's county is on the lookout for three young children abducted in a carjacking. an amber alert has been issued. >> it happened around 9:40 this evening at liberty gas station. the car is a nissan altima. the three children are unde
. >> of first, the deepening ripple effect caused by a the superstore known as sandy. the other major issue the tens of thousands of customers are still in the dark here in our region. the vast majority is in northern virginia. petco tells us that they have restored many. sandy is blamed for 48 deaths and financial analysts say that the storm is responsible for $20 billion in property damage as well as an additional $30 billion in lost business. we will begin tonight with a problem that is getting worse and could last for days. area wide flooding. we were there as streets turned into rivers in upper marlboro and old town alexandria. >> part of keen street behind me is fine. but look what happened to other parts, under water tonight and it has been under water for hours. you're looking at a block from where the potomac river usually is. it overflowed its banks tonight. you see what happened. what a difference television makes. a few feet lower for me to flooding. the water got to about here. but the sand bags helped keep the water from coming in. a lot of folks around here are a little nervo
to be a beautiful day today but the worst of sandy dim past us now. we'll see maybe a little sunshine later today and slightly warmer temperatures as highs are expected tobe back in the mid-50s. just cloud cover and looks like we've got one shower south and west of the city, well south and west of the city. we'll see a few leftover showers here early and mostly cloudy skies and a little afternoon sun with highs in the mid-50s. much quieter weather pattern after the last couple of days. lots of new maps coming up in just a few minutes. back to you. >> thank you. >>> there is historic devastation left behind from sandy. almost 50 people are dead. new york city sub wades are going to be closed for days and snow is blanketing west virginia. today, president obama will tour the damaged areas with the governor of new jersey. >> and in our area, more than 200,000 people are still without power in northern virginia, maryland and d.c. bg & e reporting the most outages, nearly 150,000. along the potomac river, fear of more needing continues as high tide is expected in alexandria later this morning. traveli
-morning on and off. there are a lot of leaves down from sandy so roads might even be a little slicker than just normal wet roads. at 5:00 after hitting 55, we'll be about 53 degrees. so low 50s as we start the trick-or-treating with a little bit of a breeze, too. snow still falling across parts of pennsylvania and west virginia. we've had 3-foot snow levels in -- snow totals in the high country of west virginia. showers this morning coming out of east and west virginia right in toward hagerstown. a few sprinkles in northwest but lighter showers coming out of fauquier now into prince william county headed toward fairfax as well. those temps, yeah, they're not nice. in fact, it's kind of chilly outside with temperatures running in the 30s here. you might see a stray snow flake in a couple of spots th 43. it's cold in the studio too. 41 andrews and 41 in eastton. let's go to monika samtani who is in a playful mood this wednesday morning. >> there was snow in the stud. did you see that? there's still some on your shoulder, howard. >>> on the beltway outer loop of the beltway, not good news for you.
of north carolina are the leading drops now from what is once again hurricane sandy. no weather concerns today. a good day to clean the gutters and storm drains and get yourselves ready. tomorrow the rain drops move in. rain and wind increasing rapidly and then monday and tuesday will be the worst of it for us. more on that coming up. >> thanks, chuck. >>> cuba and the caribbean are cleaning up the destruction from sandy after the hurricane packed a punch through the day yesterday. in the caribbean the death toll is up to 43 people including 29 in haiti. the numbers are expected to rise because more than a quarter million people are still living in temporary, unsecured housing from the earthquake there from 2010. flooding is also a concern as river levels are also on the rise. >> as we continue to track hurricane sandy people are getting ready for big storm. many people will get a little extra help to prevent flooding from the district public works department. news 4's derrick ward is live from rfk stadium with more on that. >> reporter: good morning. we're in lot 7 at rfk stadium. if yo
. >> here are up-to-the-minute details on the impact of hurricane sandy. at least 62 people are now dead in the storm's wake. about 6 million homes and businesses across the northeast are still without power. that's down from 8.5 million at the storm's peak. >> president barack obama was in new jersey joined by governor christie. the president told the people there in his words, we're going to be here for the long haul. >> it was back to school today for most of the students in our area. many kids from maryland to virginia returned to classes. a few schools remained closed because of lingering power outages. >> some of the worst damage we've seen has been along the new jersey shore. tonight, we have a report from kingsburg, new jersey. the police there say about 70% of that area is under water. jim ronfield has our report from there. jim? >> reporter: kingsburg is on a long list tonight of bayshore communities in crisis. a little progress to report about that water you referenced. we've seen it receding here on beachway. a lot of debris left behind and this storm has left behind scars to
-minute changes. meantime, our forecast on wednesday, with jacqui jeras. >> still a lingering impact from sandy. we will see that today in the today.cloud cover also, temperatures much cooler today. average byy below degrees throughout much of the next seven days. river flooding remains a heightened concern as several rivers breached their banks in .he viewing area be receding tomorrow .nd friday we have some sprinkles across parts of the west in culpeper county and front royal. you might see a few little snowflak mixing in, but no big deal. cool andt will be bright, 43 currently, 50 by noon. 5:00, 54 degrees with cloudy skies. a few more breaks of sunsine. treat forecast is in a few minutes. first let's a check on traffic whitten.er jamee white's ferry is shut down. i will let you know when that will reopen. vre trains, metro rail, e operating on schedule on a normal schedule. we will keep you posted if there are problems. around the beltway, virginia, tysons, quiet. quiet in bethesda. earlier crash on the inner loop near 450, than has been cleared. 50 the john hanson highway, accident but the
that of course they're going to -- there are going to be delays due to sandy. let's go to another graphic and this time it's just a list, a short list of the road closures including georgetown pike, sligo creek parkway, route 108 and mink and beach drive. that's just a short list. you may hit a road closure due to flooding or wires down from sandy. at university boulevard, a single vehicle accident. it slid off the road here the police are on the scene. not affecting traffic here. a quick look on the other side of town northbound 395, hovs are in effect. i'll be back with more traffic coming up in a few minutes. >> thank you very much, monika. >>> the mess that sandy left behind could include the worst river flooding in well over a decade. >> this flooding could last for days as tributaries dump their excess water into the potomac river and the snow further to our west starts to melt. 9news reporter ko im is live in alexandria where preparations are under way. good morning, ko. >> reporter: good morning, matt and andrea. we have to remember again that today is halloween. right now we're n
we begin our sandy aftermath coverage live in frederick maryland. >> frederick county has been really hard hit by sandy. one of the problems has been flooding. this is the monocacy river. parks were flooded, the historic mill got wet, and a lot of people are without power as well. we met some who say they are lucky to be alive. somehow, sandy found this tiny mountain ridge they gave no shelter. along the stretch of road, hundreds of trees are down. >> we see a lot of storms appear, but this is the worst for sure. >> tim his wife, and his children were all home on monday when the winds began to roar. >> when we heard that boom, that is nothing you want to hear. this is what we saw. it was pretty bad. >> the treat landed right on his bed just an hour or so before he and his wife planned to go to bed. down the lane, terry was hoping she and her house would survive as well. >> all we could hear was cracking and thumping and the house shaking. the tops of the trees hit. one in the front and one along the front corner. >> then came the rain. all the creeks in this valley drain into t
to be a pretty bad storm. >>> while you were sleeping, hurricane sandy downgraded to tropical storm sandy. the storm is still barreling north. damage to the campaigns could be catastrophic. >> of the 50 states affecting the president, these state could swing either way. the undecided states of america in focus. >>> she's walking and talking and asking for her school books. the miraculous recovery of the girl they could not kill. >>> rise and shine, saturday, october 27th. thanks for keeping us company. >> i'm victor blackwell. good to have you with us, as well. we begin with tropical storm sandy, which is slowly making its way towards the east coast. the storm is responsible for about two dozen deaths in the caribbean and now it's near florida. while sandy has been downgraded to a tropical storm, expected to regain strength this weekend. >> damage could top $3 billion, that's billion with a "b." the exact location of sandy's impact is still not known. really encouraging residents to prepare right now. several states of emergency including new york, pennsylvania, maryland. a limited state
of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. >>> superstorm sandy leaves a path of destruction across the northeast. up in new york, there is unprecedented damage to the transportation system. some buses are running for free but it will take days to get the subway fully restored. a massive fire in a flooded section of queens destroyed over 80 homes. but amazingly, there were no deaths. and the stock market is finally set to open using backup generators this morning. later on today, president obama will meet with governor chris christie to tour parts of new jersey. >>> airports in the new york area are beginning to resume some nights but look at this. this is la guardia airport under water. a bird's eye view there you can see shows flooded runways. new york, of course, the main transfer hub for international flights and millions of passengers around the world are stranded. >>> sandy may have come and gone now but her impact will be felt for months. >> new fears of more flooding as another high tide is expected along the potomac river in just a few hours. melanie alnwick is live there n
stormwater coverage of the superstar known as sandy. the storm is responsible for a massive power outage and so much more. >> there are a lot of worried residents and business owners tonight in alexandria. >> whenever there is a storm this is always a problem spot, old town alexandria. take a look, it is still within its banks and we are told it is about 2 feet below flood stage right now. the potomac river reached high tide this evening and despite several instances of rain throughout the day it remained well within its banks. so many alexandria residents and owners were worried about the impact. >> it seemed pretty scary with all the storms combining. >> several residents braved the wind, cold, and rain to see if the river would begin to flood as it did during hurricane isabel. >> we don't know what is going to happen later on. >> tonight they are fairly confident they have dodged a bullet. >> from late monday afternoon and through the night, the storm pounded this area with relentless show worse. elsewhere the wind knocked down trees and knocked out power to hundreds of alexandria res
can give us the latest on the forecast and tell us what is happening with sandy. hey, tucker. >> good morning, tony. good morning, allison. good morning, everybody. things have gradually been improving out there. although i wouldn't say all clear yet. heavy rain across the region and still the potential for some winds gusting to about 40 to 50 miles an hour. not done yet but things should gradually get better today. a live look at the radar and you can see that we've still got plenty of rain across the region, including a pretty good little batch there of rain that is just developed in the last 15 minutes, just north and west of the city, working down toward bethesda, and that will be working inside the city here. in fact, it is now down toward old town alexandra as well. plenty of rain across the region. continues to fall. and rain totals starting to get very impressive numbers and all three area airports yesterday had record rainfall for the day including 4 1/2 inches out of dulles. a lot of rain out there. saturated soil. that will cause some additional flooding issues later today.
problems created by super storm sandy. good afternoon. >> first up today, gray skies over the eastern seaboard gave ato sunshine today, but the dark mood over parts of new york and new jersey persists. the death toll up to at least 50. more than 6 million homes, including 4 million in new york and new jersey, remain without power at this hour. president obama got a firsthand look at the damage today. >> the stock exchange running on generator power came back to life. the mayor gave a thumbs up and rang the opening bell to the sound of cheers. >> and more troubles. this is the scene in the coastal community of seaside heights, new jersey, where hundreds of homes were knocked off their foundations. >> and this is the scene near bayhead, new jersey, a community under water there and cut off as the atlantic ocean merged with another waterway. homes, once million-dollar homes, now worthless. we get the latest from new jersey and jay gray. >> reporter: good evening. this is the kind of devastation that hundreds of thousands are working through right now, the start of what is sure to be a lo
korff is live. hurricane sandy has claimed over 100 lives in the caribbean up the jersey coast. tonight, one here in maryland lopez.e loss of santiago the destructive force can be seen in yards up and down annapolis. yard, family front and friends gathered to prayer after sandy claimed yet another life. working here and got killed because a tree fell on him. oldhis dear friend, 50-year- lopez, was working y afternoon with a company in theg storm debris backyard of a residence when its came down directly on him. killing him instantly. he had four children. >> his son watched in horror as , an experienced with 10 years of service with the same company, lost his life. the storm catches many people's lives. touched a life in a much serious note. that is what we have got here tonight, a very tragic accident. >> there seems to be a tragic accident -- it happened in the work place setting. state officials are investigating circumstances incident.g the >> thank you. is blamed for at deaths in the u.s. his death is the third in maryland. sandy is responsible for two in virginia. thedy was killed
this morning." super storm sandy leads a path of destruction. the death toll continues to rise. billions in damages. and millions remain without power. >> officials say it could take weeks to recover from the mid atlantic to the midwest. and it is not over yet. >> new jersey governor chris christie with us. our john miller is live in the nypd emergency command center. >> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener your world in 90 seconds. >> we knew this would be a great dangerous storm and the storm met our expectations. >> new york city is under sea right now. >> storm of the century. >> sandy slams into the northeast leaving millions ofle without power. at least 16 people dead. >> damage estimates are in the billions up and down the east coast. water rushing into the battery tunnel as well as lower manhattan. >> massive fire already decide dozens of homes in queens. >> nyu hospital forced to evacuate. everybody is rolling up their leaves and pitching in. >> land city the storm wiping out a huge section of the historic boardwalk. >> a giant crane
>>> good morning. welcome back to wusa9's round the clock coverage of sandy. this is the rehoboth beach area. you can see the surf is definitely kicking up there and there's rain showers. we'll be hearing more from kristin fisher who is live in rehoboth. good more than and welcome to 9news now. today is monday, october 29. i'm andrea roane. mike hydeck, monika samtani all on board. howard bernstein, though, has today's forecast and it's all about hurricane sandy. we'll begin with a quick look though at closures. this is pretty easy. almost everything in the metro region is closed starting with the federal government. most local governments also closed. emergency personnel, though, are still asked to report. every major public transportation agency is closed today, including metro transit and vre. pretty much every flight into and out of our region has been canceled. you're advised to call your airline first if you have any questions about getting in or out of town. marc is shut down today. amtrak canceled most of its northeast corridor trains. again it's pret much a quiet day. tod
and the strongest wind associated with sandy. it is making that transition tropical to non-tropical. it is an enormous and it spend.es to when it moves northwest to the baltimore-washington area, it is going to slow down. flooding will be the legacy as get into thursday. as far as what is coming next, wind gusts out of the north went -- out of the northwest. flooding is a problem. >> that will be the story. only for the immediate , could be seen power outages as they go through the evening. heavy rain, there are flood warnings expanding all over. see the crest coming potomac by thursday. this will be several days for we be feeling the impact of this. to be concerned about is the flash flooding. turnaround, did not drown. can flood a car. as we go to the next six or hours, we could be seeing bands coming in with two or 5 inches of rain. bere afraid there will increasing power outages. the flooding will stay with us for several days. expected to improve anytime soon. brad has been in ocean city, md., sandy first arrived. some shelterg right now. i thought this was going to ca
news now. >>> there's a little silver lining from sandy for your pocketbook. that story is coming up. >> plus, we'll take a closer look at the recovery efforts on wall street after sandy. >> there are people all over the coast who need help. here at wusa9 we're donating $1 to the american red cross sandy relief fund for every one of you who "like" us on facebook. it's a quick and simple way for you to help out. we'll be right back. >>> nine after 5:00 on this thursday morning. we're almost done with what's been a very long week. you'll have to bundle up again. a little breeze out there this morning and maybe a stray hour so forth and west of -- shower north and west of town, temperatures starting in town in the mid 40s and some spots in the upper 30s. slowly get to the low 50s be think afternoon. mid 50s for high. monika? >>> police have been on the scene of a traffic stop for about 25 minutes or so on the southbound side of 395 at route 110. it looks like it's beginning to clear up a bit of activity but not causing any delay. i'll be back once again coming up in a few minutes. back
warnings for the potomac as well as the chesapeake. here we go. we're looking at hurricane sandy. 85 mile an hour winds. this is the new information. i'm just seeing this for the first time myself at 5:00 a.m. with gusts to 105. the pressure has dropped another 4 millibars. wow. since the advisory that came out at 2:00 a.m. this thing is bottoming out as we call meteorologically getting stronger. what we didn't see earlier is the hurricane being maintained. remember we had the l. the hurricane center believes now this is going to maintain some sort of warm core structure around the middle. the track doesn't look that much different but looks like it will cross the upper delaware bay and looks a little faster. looks like it will make landfall maybe 10:00, 11:00 tonight. we sped it up just a little bit. then it's going to cross northern maryland and across i- 83, maybe around hunt valley as we go through the overnight. tomorrow afternoon at 2:00, it will be in south central pennsylvania. so tonight into tomorrow and it may be more like 8:00 a.m. or 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. or noon that we ha
. is the largest preparation in the company's history. godfrey, abc7 news. where is sandy now? let's ask chief meteorologist doug hill. >> its northeast of pittsburgh. currently, the quick check of the area.es in low 40's. typical temperatures for january. here is the rate on the live r doppler seven radar. a little bit of snow continuing the mountains and a blizzard effect, but for us it is mostly light rain. will this be causing flooding issues? bob ryan has more. >> there are a lot of the flood warnings and watches that are up. to moderate flooding tomorrow with the high tide in annapolis. potomac, that is the e where so much rain came. fortunately a lot of it was ground. by the s around little falls. be a moderate flood crest, one or two feet above the stage, for the potomac. in alexandria, you have the urge-- tidal surge tide. high for triggered treating, it will but chilly. -put faugh- for trick or treating, it will be in the 40's. >> residents of new jersey are working to recover. a huge swell of water hit after e broke. had been evacuated. in national guard brought in people to a stagi
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